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Re: Tiny tetrapods
>> There's an adult lizard in Cuba called *Sphaerodactylus* that gets about
>>as small, two can curl on a dime. Hatchlings are far smaller.
>There's also an adult chamaeleon in Madagascar that is in the same size
range. -- If we leave the >amniotes, the smallest adult tetrapod seems to
be a frog in Cuba which measures 9 mm. It's so >small that it lays only one
egg -- but that egg is big enough that the entire tadpole stage is >spent
inside. Seen on TV on Tuesday.
So the smallest frog, the smallest lizard and the smallest bird (Bee
Hummingbird) are all Cuban. Being very small is apparently a better idea on
islands than on continents.